Appendix A - Appendix
Debian Reference was initiated by Osamu Aoki
osamu#at#debian.org as a personal
installation memo that was eventually called "Quick Reference ...".
Many contents came from the archives of the "debian-user" mailing
list. Also "Debian Installation Manual" and "Debian Release
Notes" were referenced.
Following a suggestion from Josip Rodin, who is very active with the
Debian Documentation Project
(DDP) and is the current maintainer of "The Debian FAQ", this
document was renamed as "Debian Reference" and was merged with
several chapters from the "The Debian FAQ" with reference-like
contents. Then "Debian Quick Reference" was formed as an excerpt.
This document has been edited, translated, and expanded by the following QREF
English originals for original "Quick Reference..."
English proofreading and additional contribution
Portuguese (Brazil) translation
Polish translation—the following members of
Chinese (simplified) translation
Chinese (traditional) translation
QREF was short for the original document title, "Quick Reference..."
and also is the project name at qref.sourceforge.net.
Many manual pages and info pages on the Debian system were used as the primary
references to write this document. To the extent Osamu Aoki considered within
the fair quotation stature, many parts of them, especially command definitions,
were used as phrase pieces after careful editorial efforts to fit them into the
style and the objective of this document.
Most of the contents of
Chapter 2 originally came from "The Debian FAQ" (March 2002):
5. The Debian FTP archives:
ftparchives.sgml (entire chapter)
6. Basics of the Debian Package Management System:
pkg_basics.sgml (entire chapter)
7. The Debian Package Management Tools:
8. Keeping Your Debian System Up To Date:
9. Debian and the kernel:
kernel.sgml (entire chapter)
10. Customizing your installation of Debian GNU/Linux:
customizing.sgml (part of chapter)
These sections of "The Debian FAQ" were included in this document
after major reorganization to reflect changes in the Debian system. Both
documents are updated concurrently now.
The original "Debian FAQ" was made and maintained by J. H. M.
Dassen (Ray) and Chuck Stickelman. Authors of the rewritten "Debian
FAQ" are Susan G. Kleinmann and Sven Rudolph. After them, "The
Debian FAQ" was maintained by Santiago Vila. The current maintainer is
Parts of the information for "The Debian FAQ" came from:
Some parts of "Tutorial" section were derived from
"Debian Tutorial" by Havoc Pennington, Oliver Elphick, Ole Tetlie,
James Treacy, Craig Sawyer, and Ivan E. Moore II. (This document was derived
from "Linux User's Guide" by Larry Greenfield.)
"Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage" by John Goerzen
and Ossama Othman.
The authors would like to thank all those who helped make this document